The French Court of Cassation elaborated on an extensive interpretation of the Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 regarding the rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of long delay of flights

Cour de cassation, civile, Chambre civile 1, 30 novembre 2016, 15-21590

The pre   sent case concerned the common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of long delay of flights. Mrs. X. bought two plane tickets for herself and her husband for Emirates flight from Paris to Kuala-Lumpur via Dubai. On departure from Paris, the flight was delayed by more than two hours compared to the scheduled time. As a result, Mr. and Mrs. X missed their connection in Dubai.

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The German Federal Court (BGH) ruled on the strict interpretation of the special consumer protection under Regulation № 44/2001

BGH, BESCHLUSS vom 13.10.2016, IX ZB 9/16

The appellant who is a German citizen, has purchased a wooden house from a Finnish company together with his wife. The spouses ordered the retractable house and the space was supposed to be used as a living space for the family. The appellant and the Finnish company had also signed an agency contract as the appellant wanted to act as a sales representative for the Finish company in Germany.

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